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Mega redirects here. For Crystal's Meganium in Pokémon Adventures, which is known as Mega in Chuang Yi translations, see Megaree.

Blaziken Mega Evolving into Mega Blaziken

Mega Evolution (Japanese: メガシンカ Mega Evolution) is a temporary transformation affecting Pokémon that was introduced in Generation VI. Mega-Evolved Pokémon are identified by having "Mega" in front of their name.

There are 46 species of Pokémon that are capable of Mega Evolution, and there are 48 different Mega Evolutions.



Korrina, the Gym Leader of Shalour City, is said to know secrets about Mega Evolution. The Tower of Mastery is also related to Mega Evolution. According to a Kalos legend, the first Pokémon to have been Mega Evolved was a Lucario. However, according to Zinnia's grandmother in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Rayquaza was the first Pokémon to Mega Evolve; Mega Evolution was first discovered by the first meeting of humanity and Rayquaza. Professor Sycamore theorizes that Mega Evolution can only be achieved if there is a strong bond between a Trainer and the Pokémon.

In the games

The Mega Evolution sigil, as seen in Pokémon Tretta

In order to Mega Evolve, most Pokémon must be holding their appropriate Mega Stone and the Trainer must have a Key Stone. Only Rayquaza does not need a Mega Stone to Mega Evolve; instead, it must know the move Dragon Ascent.

In battle

In any battle, each Trainer may Mega Evolve a single Pokémon once. Mega Evolution is essentially a free action a Pokémon may make in addition to its normal move, but if a Pokémon will not use a move, it cannot Mega Evolve. Mega Evolution occurs before most actions except switching. A Mega-Evolved Pokémon will only revert to its original state if it faints or the battle ends; if it is switched out, it will remain Mega Evolved.

A Pokémon cannot Mega Evolve if it is being held in the airborne phase of Sky Drop. Neither volatile nor non-volatile status conditions such as paralysis, sleep, and infatuation will have any effect over a Pokémon's ability to Mega Evolve, even if they result in the Pokémon not being able to move that turn.

Mega Stones are not affected by most moves or Abilities. If they would move a Mega Stone to or from a Pokémon that could use it to Mega Evolve, the moves Bestow, Covet, Fling, Thief, Trick, and Switcheroo will fail and the Abilities Magician, Pickpocket and Symbiosis will not activate. The move Knock Off cannot remove a Mega Stone from a Pokémon that can use it to Mega Evolve, and Knock Off's power will not be increased since it cannot remove the item. The moves Embargo and Magic Room and the Ability Klutz will not prevent a Pokémon from using its respective Mega Stone to Mega Evolve.

Changes in a Pokémon's Ability will take place immediately. A Sharpedo that normally has Speed Boost will not gain a boost in Speed at the end of the turn it Mega Evolves, but if it uses a biting move such as Crunch that turn, it will be boosted by Strong Jaw, its Ability as Mega Sharpedo.

Generation VI

In Generation VI, performing Mega Evolution will not alter the turn order. A Pokémon with a lower Speed than their opponent will still go after them on the one turn the Mega Evolution occurs, even if their Mega Evolution increases Speed and would otherwise cause them to go first. The opposite is also true for Pokémon who lose Speed from Mega Evolution, such as Garchomp. However, turn order will be determined normally on every turn afterwards.

Otherwise, stat changes and type changes due to Mega Evolution take effect immediately and damage calculation proceeds as usual. For example, a Pokémon whose Mega Evolution has a lower base Defense stat takes greater damage from physical moves on the turn it Mega Evolves. Likewise, the move Gyro Ball considers the Pokémon's Speed stat after Mega Evolution for damage calculation, not before.

Likewise, even if a Pokémon only has an Ability such as Prankster before Mega Evolution, appropriate moves will gain priority. If a Pokémon gains Prankster upon Mega Evolution, appropriate moves will not gain priority.

When the player Mega Evolves a Pokémon for the first time since the save file is accessed, a longer animation than usual will play, showing the player activating the Mega Evolution with his or her Mega Bracelet. On subsequent uses of Mega Evolution, a shorter animation will play, showing only the Pokémon as it Mega Evolves.

Generation VII

In Generation VII, a Pokémon's Speed after Mega Evolution is used to determine turn order, not its Speed before. Likewise, if a Pokémon only has an Ability such as Prankster before Mega Evolution, appropriate moves will not gain priority. If a Pokémon gains Prankster upon Mega Evolution, appropriate moves will gain priority.

Rayquaza cannot Mega Evolve if it holds a Z-Crystal.

In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, as the Held item mechanic is not implemented, the player simply needs to have the compatible Mega Stone in their bag to access a Pokémon's Mega Evolution. The player can also manually pick which form Charizard or Mewtwo can become from the move menu.

Outside of battle

A Gardevoir Mega Evolving in a Contest Spectacular

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Mega Evolution can also occur during the Talent Round of Pokémon Contest Spectaculars. If the participating Pokémon is holding its corresponding Mega Stone when its appeal causes the audience's excitement to reach its peak, it will Mega Evolve and perform a Spectacular Talent. The Pokémon will remain Mega Evolved for the remainder of the Talent Round.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, when summoned by the Eon Flute, LatiosOR or LatiasAS will Mega Evolve before the player mounts it to soar in the sky. It will Mega Evolve even if it is not holding its corresponding Mega Stone, since the Eon Pokémon is summoned even if it is no longer in the player's game.


A Mega-Evolved Pokémon has different base stats, with the exception of HP, and can have a different Ability and type from its non-Mega-Evolved form. Every Mega-Evolved Pokémon (except for Mega Alakazam in Generation VI) has a base stat total 100 points higher than that of its base form.

Pokémon capable of Mega Evolution

Introduced in X and Y

Pokémon Before Mega Evolution After Mega Evolution Mega Stone
Image Type Ability Height Weight Image Type Ability Height Weight
VenusaurVenusaurVenusaur Venusaur Venusaur  Grass  Poison  Overgrow
Chlorophyll (Hidden)
6'07" (2.0 m) 220.5 lbs. (100.0 kg) Mega Venusaur  Grass  Poison  Thick Fat 7'10" (2.4 m) 342.8 lbs. (155.5 kg) Dream Venusaurite Sprite.png
CharizardCharizardCharizardCharizard Charizard Charizard  Fire  Flying  Blaze
Solar Power (Hidden)
5'07" (1.7 m) 199.5 lbs. (90.5 kg) Mega Charizard X  Fire  Dragon  Tough Claws 5'07" (1.7 m) 243.6 lbs. (110.5 kg) Dream Charizardite X Sprite.png
Charizardite X
Mega Charizard Y  Fire  Flying  Drought 221.6 lbs. (100.5 kg) Dream Charizardite Y Sprite.png
Charizardite Y
BlastoiseBlastoiseBlastoise Blastoise Blastoise  Water  Torrent
Rain Dish (Hidden)
5'03" (1.6 m) 188.5 lbs. (85.5 kg) Mega Blastoise  Water  Mega Launcher 5'03" (1.6 m) 222.9 lbs. (101.1 kg) Dream Blastoisinite Sprite.png
AlakazamAlakazamAlakazam Alakazam Alakazam  Psychic  Synchronize or
Inner Focus
Magic Guard (Hidden)
4'11" (1.5 m) 105.8 lbs. (48.0 kg) Mega Alakazam  Psychic  Trace 3'11" (1.2 m) 105.8 lbs. (48.0 kg) Dream Alakazite Sprite.png
GengarGengarGengar Gengar Gengar  Ghost  Poison  Levitate (Generation VI)
Cursed Body (Generation VII)
4'11" (1.5 m) 89.3 lbs. (40.5 kg) Mega Gengar  Ghost  Poison  Shadow Tag 4'07" (1.4 m) 89.3 lbs. (40.5 kg) Dream Gengarite Sprite.png
KangaskhanKangaskhanKangaskhan Kangaskhan Kangaskhan  Normal  Early Bird or
Inner Focus (Hidden)
7'03" (2.2 m) 176.4 lbs. (80.0 kg) Mega Kangaskhan  Normal  Parental Bond 7'03" (2.2 m) 220.5 lbs. (100.0 kg) Dream Kangaskhanite Sprite.png
PinsirPinsirPinsir Pinsir Pinsir  Bug  Hyper Cutter or
Mold Breaker
Moxie (Hidden)
4'11" (1.5 m) 121.3 lbs. (55.0 kg) Mega Pinsir  Bug  Flying  Aerilate 5'07" (1.7 m) 130.1 lbs. (59.0 kg) Dream Pinsirite Sprite.png
GyaradosGyaradosGyarados Gyarados Gyarados  Water  Flying  Intimidate
Moxie (Hidden)
21'04" (6.5 m) 518.1 lbs. (235.0 kg) Mega Gyarados  Water  Dark  Mold Breaker 21'04" (6.5 m) 672.4 lbs. (305.0 kg) Dream Gyaradosite Sprite.png
AerodactylAerodactylAerodactyl Aerodactyl Aerodactyl  Rock  Flying  Rock Head or
Unnerve (Hidden)
5'11" (1.8 m) 130.1 lbs. (59.0 kg) Mega Aerodactyl  Rock  Flying  Tough Claws 6'11" (2.1 m) 174.2 lbs. (79.0 kg) Dream Aerodactylite Sprite.png
MewtwoMewtwoMewtwoMewtwo Mewtwo Mewtwo  Psychic  Pressure
Unnerve (Hidden)
6'07" (2.0 m) 269.0 lbs. (122.0 kg) Mega Mewtwo X  Psychic  Fighting  Steadfast 7'07" (2.3 m) 280.0 lbs. (127.0 kg) Dream Mewtwonite X Sprite.png
Mewtwonite X
Mega Mewtwo Y  Psychic  Insomnia 4'11" (1.5 m) 72.8 lbs. (33.0 kg) Dream Mewtwonite Y Sprite.png
Mewtwonite Y
AmpharosAmpharos Ampharos Ampharos  Electric  Static
Plus (Hidden)
4'07" (1.4 m) 135.6 lbs. (61.5 kg) Mega Ampharos  Electric  Dragon  Mold Breaker 4'07" (1.4 m) 135.6 lbs. (61.5 kg) Dream Ampharosite Sprite.png
ScizorScizor Scizor Scizor  Bug  Steel  Swarm or
Light Metal (Hidden)
5'11" (1.8 m) 260.1 lbs. (118.0 kg) Mega Scizor  Bug  Steel  Technician 6'07" (2.0 m) 275.6 lbs. (125.0 kg) Dream Scizorite Sprite.png
HeracrossHeracross Heracross Heracross  Bug  Fighting  Swarm or
Moxie (Hidden)
4'11" (1.5 m) 119.0 lbs. (54.0 kg) Mega Heracross  Bug  Fighting  Skill Link 5'07" (1.7 m) 137.8 lbs. (62.5 m) Dream Heracronite Sprite.png
HoundoomHoundoom Houndoom Houndoom  Dark  Fire  Early Bird or
Flash Fire
Unnerve (Hidden)
4'07" (1.4 m) 77.2 lbs. (35.0 kg) Mega Houndoom  Dark  Fire  Solar Power 6'03" (1.9 m) 109.1 lbs. (49.5 kg) Dream Houndoominite Sprite.png
TyranitarTyranitar Tyranitar Tyranitar  Rock  Dark  Sand Stream
Unnerve (Hidden)
6'07" (2.0 m) 445.3 lbs. (202.0 kg) Mega Tyranitar  Rock  Dark  Sand Stream 8'02" (2.5 m) 562.2 lbs. (255.0 kg) Dream Tyranitarite Sprite.png
BlazikenBlaziken Blaziken Blaziken  Fire  Fighting  Blaze
Speed Boost (Hidden)
6'03" (1.9 m) 114.6 lbs. (52.0 kg) Mega Blaziken  Fire  Fighting  Speed Boost 6'03" (1.9 m) 114.6 lbs. (52.0 kg) Dream Blazikenite Sprite.png
GardevoirGardevoir Gardevoir Gardevoir  Psychic  Fairy  Synchronize or
Telepathy (Hidden)
5'03" (1.6 m) 106.7 lbs. (48.4 kg) Mega Gardevoir  Psychic  Fairy  Pixilate 5'03" (1.6 m) 106.7 lbs. (48.4 kg) Dream Gardevoirite Sprite.png
MawileMawile Mawile Mawile  Steel  Fairy  Hyper Cutter or
Sheer Force (Hidden)
2'00" (0.6 m) 25.4 lbs. (11.5 kg) Mega Mawile  Steel  Fairy  Huge Power 3'03" (1.0 m) 51.8 lbs. (23.5 kg) Dream Mawilite Sprite.png
AggronAggron Aggron Aggron  Steel  Rock  Sturdy or
Rock Head
Heavy Metal (Hidden)
6'11" (2.1 m) 793.7 lbs. (360.0 kg) Mega Aggron  Steel  Filter 7'03" (2.2 m) 870.8 lbs. (395.0 kg) Dream Aggronite Sprite.png
MedichamMedicham Medicham Medicham  Fighting  Psychic  Pure Power
Telepathy (Hidden)
4'03" (1.3 m) 69.4 lbs. (31.5 kg) Mega Medicham  Fighting  Psychic  Pure Power 4'03" (1.3 m) 69.4 lbs. (31.5 kg) Dream Medichamite Sprite.png
ManectricManectric Manectric Manectric  Electric  Static or
Lightning Rod
Minus (Hidden)
4'11" (1.5 m) 88.6 lbs. (40.2 kg) Mega Manectric  Electric  Intimidate 5'11" (1.8 m) 97.0 lbs. (44.0 kg) Dream Manectite Sprite.png
BanetteBanette Banette Banette  Ghost  Insomnia or
Cursed Body (Hidden)
3'07" (1.1 m) 27.6 lbs. (12.5 kg) Mega Banette  Ghost  Prankster 3'11" (1.2 m) 28.7 lbs. (13.0 kg) Dream Banettite Sprite.png
AbsolAbsol Absol Absol  Dark  Pressure or
Super Luck
Justified (Hidden)
3'11" (1.2 m) 103.6 lbs. (47.0 kg) Mega Absol  Dark  Magic Bounce 3'11" (1.2 m) 108.0 lbs. (49.0 kg) Dream Absolite Sprite.png
GarchompGarchomp Garchomp Garchomp  Dragon  Ground  Sand Veil
Rough Skin (Hidden)
6'03" (1.9 m) 209.4 lbs. (95.0 kg) Mega Garchomp  Dragon  Ground  Sand Force 6'03" (1.9 m) 209.4 lbs. (95.0 kg) Dream Garchompite Sprite.png
LucarioLucario Lucario Lucario  Fighting  Steel  Steadfast or
Inner Focus
Justified (Hidden)
3'11" (1.2 m) 119.0 lbs. (54.0 kg) Mega Lucario  Fighting  Steel  Adaptability 4'03" (1.3 m) 126.8 lbs. (57.5 kg) Dream Lucarionite Sprite.png
AbomasnowAbomasnow Abomasnow Abomasnow  Grass  Ice  Snow Warning
Soundproof (Hidden)
7'03" (2.2 m) 298.7 lbs. (135.5 kg) Mega Abomasnow  Grass  Ice  Snow Warning 8'10" (2.7 m) 407.9 lbs. (185.0 kg) Dream Abomasite Sprite.png

Introduced in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Pokémon Before Mega Evolution After Mega Evolution Mega Stone
Image Type Ability Height Weight Image Type Ability Height Weight
BeedrillBeedrillBeedrill Beedrill Beedrill  Bug  Poison  Swarm
Sniper (Hidden)
3'03" (1.0 m) 65.0 lbs. (29.5 kg) Mega Beedrill  Bug  Poison  Adaptability 4'07" (1.4 m) 89.3 lbs. (40.5 kg) Dream Beedrillite Sprite.png
PidgeotPidgeotPidgeot Pidgeot Pidgeot  Normal  Flying  Keen Eye or
Tangled Feet
Big Pecks (Hidden)
4'11" (1.5 m) 87.1 lbs. (39.5 kg) Mega Pidgeot  Normal  Flying  No Guard 7'03" (2.2 m) 111.3 lbs. (50.5 kg) Dream Pidgeotite Sprite.png
SlowbroSlowbroSlowbro Slowbro Slowbro  Water  Psychic  Oblivious or
Own Tempo
Regenerator (Hidden)
5'03" (1.6 m) 173.1 lbs. (78.5 kg) Mega Slowbro  Water  Psychic  Shell Armor 6'07" (2.0 m) 264.6 lbs. (120.0 kg) Dream Slowbronite Sprite.png
SteelixSteelix Steelix Steelix  Steel  Ground  Rock Head or
Sheer Force (Hidden)
30'02" (9.2 m) 881.8 lbs. (400.0 kg) Mega Steelix  Steel  Ground  Sand Force 34'05" (10.5 m) 1631.4 lbs. (740.0 kg) Dream Steelixite Sprite.png
SceptileSceptile Sceptile Sceptile  Grass  Overgrow
Unburden (Hidden)
5'07" (1.7 m) 115.1 lbs. (52.2 kg) Mega Sceptile  Grass  Dragon  Lightning Rod 6'03" (1.9 m) 121.7 lbs. (55.2 kg) Dream Sceptilite Sprite.png
SwampertSwampert Swampert Swampert  Water  Ground  Torrent
Damp (Hidden)
4'11" (1.5 m) 180.6 lbs. (81.9 kg) Mega Swampert  Water  Ground  Swift Swim 6'03" (1.9 m) 224.9 lbs. (102.0 kg) Dream Swampertite Sprite.png
SableyeSableye Sableye Sableye  Dark  Ghost  Keen Eye or
Prankster (Hidden)
1'08" (0.5 m) 24.3 lbs. (11.0 kg) Mega Sableye  Dark  Ghost  Magic Bounce 1'08" (0.5 m) 354.9 lbs. (161.0 kg) Dream Sablenite Sprite.png
SharpedoSharpedo Sharpedo Sharpedo  Water  Dark  Rough Skin
Speed Boost (Hidden)
5'11" (1.8 m) 195.8 lbs. (88.8 kg) Mega Sharpedo  Water  Dark  Strong Jaw 8'02" (2.5 m) 287.3 lbs. (130.3 kg) Dream Sharpedonite Sprite.png
CameruptCamerupt Camerupt Camerupt  Fire  Ground  Magma Armor or
Solid Rock
Anger Point (Hidden)
6'03" (1.9 m) 485.0 lbs. (220.0 kg) Mega Camerupt  Fire  Ground  Sheer Force 8'02" (2.5 m) 706.6 lbs. (320.5 kg) Dream Cameruptite Sprite.png
AltariaAltaria Altaria Altaria  Dragon  Flying  Natural Cure
Cloud Nine (Hidden)
3'07" (1.1 m) 45.4 lbs. (20.6 kg) Mega Altaria  Dragon  Fairy  Pixilate 4'11" (1.5 m) 45.4 lbs. (20.6 kg) Dream Altarianite Sprite.png
GlalieGlalie Glalie Glalie  Ice  Inner Focus or
Ice Body
Moody (Hidden)
4'11" (1.5 m) 565.5 lbs. (256.5 kg) Mega Glalie  Ice  Refrigerate 6'11" (2.1 m) 772.1 lbs. (350.2 kg) Dream Glalitite Sprite.png
SalamenceSalamence Salamence Salamence  Dragon  Flying  Intimidate
Moxie (Hidden)
4'11" (1.5 m) 226.2 lbs. (102.6 kg) Mega Salamence  Dragon  Flying  Aerilate 5'11" (1.8 m) 248.2 lbs. (112.6 kg) Dream Salamencite Sprite.png
MetagrossMetagross Metagross Metagross  Steel  Psychic  Clear Body
Light Metal (Hidden)
5'03" (1.6 m) 1212.5 lbs. (550.0 kg) Mega Metagross  Steel  Psychic  Tough Claws 8'02" (2.5 m) 2078.7 lbs. (942.9 kg) Dream Metagrossite Sprite.png
LatiasLatias Latias Latias  Dragon  Psychic  Levitate 4'07" (1.4 m) 88.2 lbs. (40.0 kg) Mega Latias  Dragon  Psychic  Levitate 5'11" (1.8 m) 114.6 lbs. (52.0 kg) Dream Latiasite Sprite.png
LatiosLatios Latios Latios  Dragon  Psychic  Levitate 6'07" (2.0 m) 132.3 lbs. (60.0 kg) Mega Latios  Dragon  Psychic  Levitate 7'07" (2.3 m) 154.3 lbs. (70.0 kg) Dream Latiosite Sprite.png
RayquazaRayquaza Rayquaza Rayquaza  Dragon  Flying  Air Lock 23'00" (7.0 m) 455.2 lbs. (206.5 kg) Mega Rayquaza  Dragon  Flying  Delta Stream 35'05" (10.8 m) 864.2 lbs. (392.0 kg) None.png
LopunnyLopunny Lopunny Lopunny  Normal  Cute Charm or
Limber (Hidden)
3'11" (1.2 m) 73.4 lbs. (33.3 kg) Mega Lopunny  Normal  Fighting  Scrappy 4'03" (1.3 m) 62.4 lbs. (28.3 kg) Dream Lopunnite Sprite.png
GalladeGallade Gallade Gallade  Psychic  Fighting  Steadfast
Justified (Hidden)
5'03" (1.6 m) 114.6 lbs. (52.0 kg) Mega Gallade  Psychic  Fighting  Inner Focus 5'03" (1.6 m) 124.3 lbs. (56.4 kg) Dream Galladite Sprite.png
AudinoAudino Audino Audino  Normal  Healer or
Klutz (Hidden)
3'07" (1.1 m) 68.3 lbs. (31.0 kg) Mega Audino  Normal  Fairy  Healer 4'11" (1.5 m) 70.5 lbs. (32.0 kg) Dream Audinite Sprite.png
DiancieDiancie Diancie Diancie  Rock  Fairy  Clear Body 2'04" (0.7 m) 19.4 lbs. (8.8 kg) Mega Diancie  Rock  Fairy  Magic Bounce 3'07" (1.1 m) 61.3 lbs. (27.8 kg) Dream Diancite Sprite.png

In other games

Pokkén Tournament

Lucario, Garchomp, Gardevoir, Gengar, Charizard, Blaziken, Sceptile, Scizor, Blastoise, Mewtwo, and Shadow Mewtwo are able to Mega Evolve through Synergy Burst, with Charizard and both of the Mewtwo Mega Evolving into their X forms. Mega Evolution can be triggered whenever a Pokémon capable of it has its Synergy Gauge filled up to the max during a battle. The Mega-Evolved Pokémon will revert to its regular form once it has used up all of its Synergy power.

In addition, every time when Shadow Mewtwo is fought against in the game's story mode, it will Mega Evolve before the battle begins and stay in this state for the entire fight.

On the Dragon's Nest battle stage, Mega Rayquaza appears in the form of both an enormous statue alongside the battle arena and a drawing on the ground of the battle arena. On the Old Ferrum Town (Winter) battle stage, Mega Swampert appears in the form of a giant snow sculpture. Mega Rayquaza itself is also a Support Pokémon available as part of the Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack.

Pokémon Masters

Certain Trainers, including some Trainers that do not have Key Stones in the core series, Mega Evolve their Pokémon while performing their Sync Move. After Mega Evolving, their sync partner will benefit from increased stats and sometimes additional skills for the rest of the battle. As of the pre-release period, the following sync pairs can Mega Evolve.

In addition, Red is seen with a Mega Charizard X in key art.

Pokémon Picross

Once a player purchases a Mega Pencil from Professor Tetra for 500 Picrites, puzzles for Mega Evolutions can be solved. Furthermore, murals can be solved one tile at a time to display Groudon and Kyogre's Primal Reversions.

Only one Mega Evolution can be set at one time, and they cannot be brought alongside their normal forms. Their skills are higher ranked than their normal counterpart, and they can be used on larger puzzles.

Pokémon Rumble World

The player gains the ability to Mega Evolve their Pokémon after completing the challenge "Raid of the Mighty General", then receiving the Special Stone Shop and a Mega Key from the rewards section of the ordinary shop. Mega Stones for currently owned Pokémon can be bought and immediately attached to its corresponding Pokémon using the Special Stone Shop. The first Mega Stone of the player's choice is free (unless either the Red or Blue Orb is chosen instead) and every one after it costs 5 Poké Diamonds. During battle, Mega Evolution can performed by tapping the Mega Evolution button using a Pokémon equipped with a Mega Stone in battle. Mega Evolution can be used again on any Pokémon in the same battle, unlike in the main games.

Mega-Evolved Pokémon revert after a completed trip, or when they are defeated or switched out. Mega Evolving will send out a shockwave that damages enemy Pokémon. This shockwave is capable of defeating and tipping over opposing Pokémon. Additionally, it also resets any negative status conditions or status changes the Pokémon had before Mega Evolving.

Pokémon Shuffle

Main article: List of Pokémon by Pokémon Shuffle list number → Mega Evolution

Before a Pokémon's Mega Evolution can be used in Pokémon Shuffle, its respective Mega Stone must be obtained (or in Rayquaza's case, the Meteorite), typically either by defeating its Mega-Evolved form in a Trainer battle at the end of each Main Stage Area or as a prize for completing a Competitive Stage or reaching a certain point in an Escalation Battle.

The Pokémon placed in the first position (furthest to the left) when selecting Support Pokémon will Mega Evolve after the player fills the Mega Gauge by matching the Pokémon being Mega Evolved or matching Pokémon with the Mega Boost(+) Skills who are of the same type as the Pokémon being Mega Evolved. The size of the Mega Gauge depends on the Pokémon being Mega Evolved, with each Pokémon requiring different numbers of icons to be matched to fill its gauge. The Mega Effects for each Mega form vary between Pokémon, replacing the Pokémon's Skill for the remainder of the battle.

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon

Mega Evolution in Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
Mega Alakazam in Berserk mode

Mega Evolution allows Pokémon to become more powerful, attack multiple enemies, and break down walls. To achieve Mega Evolution, the player must find an Awakening Emera in a Dungeon. These Emeras can be attached to a Looplet of a Pokémon that can Mega Evolve, causing it to Mega Evolve immediately. A Looplet attached with an Awakening emera will have a rainbow glow MDBag Looplet 3 VI Sprite.png. Should it be given to Mewtwo or Charizard, their Mega Evolution will be chosen randomly.

A bar will appear above the Mega-Evolved Pokémon after it transforms and will slowly start to fill up. As long as the bar is present, the Mega-Evolved Pokémon will keep their form even when moving to the next floor. Once the bar is filled, the Mega-Evolved Pokémon will go into Berserk mode. In Berserk mode, the Pokémon will move around and use a powerful attack on any Pokémon surrounding it, friend and foe alike. This will go away after a while, and the Pokémon will revert to normal. When Mega Evolved, its regular attack will get a huge boost in power and range, destroy walls, and reveal purple sparkling spots on the floor which can be picked up for an item.

Attaching an Awakening Emera to a Pokémon that cannot Mega Evolve increases its stats by a lot and give it different boosts. Pokémon that cannot Mega Evolve with an Awakening Emera attached will not go into Berserk mode.

Awakening Emeras are hard to find and appear randomly in dungeons; like other Emeras, they will disappear if they are not reached in time.

Charizard as Mega Charizard X in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

In the Super Smash Bros. Series

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Charizard and Lucario's Final Smashes are both Mega Evolution, which transforms them into Mega Charizard X and Mega Lucario, respectively. This Mega Evolution acts as a temporary power-up for the duration of the Final Smash.

Mewtwo's Final Smash is Psystrike, which has it Mega Evolve into Mega Mewtwo Y then use Psystrike.

Mega Venusaur and Mega Blastoise appear as trophies in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Mega Blastoise, Mega Blaziken, Mega Kangaskhan, Mega Venusaur, Mega Lucario, Mega Mewtwo X, Mega Mewtwo Y, and Mega Charizard X appear as trophies in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Games Description
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U Evolve into Mega Charizard X. Breathe fire with B.*
Evolve into Mega Lucario. Aura power rises to max.*

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Mewtwo retains its Final Smash Psystrike from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, which still causes it to Mega Evolve into Mega Mewtwo Y.

Lucario's Final Smash is Aura Storm, which has it Mega Evolve into Mega Lucario then use Aura Storm.

Mega Charizard X, Mega Kangaskhan, Mega Mewtwo Y, Mega Lucario, and Mega Diancie appear as Spirits.

In the anime

Mega Blaziken in the anime

In the main series

Multiple Mega Evolutions have been featured in the anime:

  • The first Mega Evolution in the anime was featured in Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening, where Mewtwo was shown to be capable of changing between its regular form and Mega Mewtwo Y, in which its speed was dramatically boosted, being capable of moving faster than the blink of an eye. The same Mewtwo also played a major role in Genesect and the Legend Awakened, once again demonstrating its Mega Evolution capabilities. Unlike in the games, this Mewtwo seemed to be capable of Mega Evolving without the use of a Mega Stone. However, because the concept of Mega Evolution had not been announced at the time of the movie's release, this transformation remains unnamed in the movie. Some Japanese promotional material for the movie as well as its manga adaptation referred to it as Mewtwo's Awakened Form (覚醒した姿).[1]
  • All known Mega Evolutions released at the time were also featured during the intro of the aforementioned special episode.
  • During the intro of Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, Wikstrom is seen Mega Evolving his Scizor in a battle against Diantha and her Mega Gardevoir.
  • At the end of Mega Evolution Special III, Alain was seen battling a Trainer with a Mega Tyranitar.


Mega Charizard X in Pokémon Origins
Mega Rayquaza in Pokémon Generations

In Pokémon Origins

Red's Charizard was shown Mega Evolving into Mega Charizard X in File 4: Charizard during Red's battle against Mewtwo, thanks to the Charizardite X and Key Stone given to him by Mr. Fuji in an earlier episode.

In Pokémon Generations

A Mega Rayquaza appeared in The Scoop, under the ownership of a Trainer, who used it to destroy a giant meteor. Afterwards, it battled against a Deoxys that had emerged from the destroyed meteor.

In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

All of the Mega Evolutions debuting in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire were showcased in the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer.


In the manga

X's team achieving multiple Mega Evolutions at once in the Pokémon Adventures manga
Mega Charizard X in The Legend of the Dragon King manga

In the Pokémon - The Legend of the Dragon King manga

In Pokémon - The Legend of the Dragon King, several main characters' Pokémon are capable of Mega Evolution, including Akira's Charizard, Koji's Garchomp, and Taichi's Ampharos.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Mega Evolution was first presented in the Pokémon Adventures manga in the X & Y chapter. At first, it was portrayed as a relatively unknown phenomenon, known only to Gurkinn and his Successors. Since then, it became apparent that Team Flare were also after the power of Mega Evolution, with one member even compiling a list of Mega Stones that they discovered. Simultaneous Mega Evolutions can also be accomplished by a Trainer, as long as they have a Key Stone for each Pokémon they are Mega Evolving. However, doing so will cause severe mental stress on the Trainer, and they will be unable to focus on anything other than a single target until the Mega Evolution is undone.

  • When Team Flare members Aliana and Mable arrived in Vaniville Town in order to steal X's Mega Ring, the commotion caused X's baby Kangaskhan, Li'l Kanga, to react with X's Mega Ring and Mega Evolve into Mega Kangaskhan, easily defeating Aliana's Pyroar and Mable's Houndoom.
  • When X and his friends were attacked by Team Flare in Santalune City, Korrina arrived and Mega Evolved her Lucario into Mega Lucario to assist them.
  • In Lysandre Café, Diantha had her Gardevoir Mega Evolve into Mega Gardevoir to make Lysandre back off from attacking Trevor, Shauna, and Tierno.
  • The Mega Evolutions of Aerodactyl, Aggron, Ampharos, Mawile and Garchomp made cameos when Gurkinn explained Mega Evolution to Essentia during her raid on the Tower of Mastery. In the subsequent chapter, Gurkinn Mega Evolved his Heracross.
  • During Korrina's succession ceremony, three Successors demonstrated Mega Evolution to her by Mega Evolving their Medicham, Scizor and Alakazam respectively.
  • While visiting Lumiose City, X met an Electrike, which led him to a Manectite, evolving into Manectric in the process. Later Manectric joins X's team, Mega Evolving into Mega Manectric while facing a Team Flare Grunt.
  • During a battle against Team Flare, Gurkinn's Gengar protected X from Celosia's Aegislash. It helped battle against Team Flare to stop them from capturing Xerneas while in tree form. It was later given it to X, at which point he nicknamed it Garma. Garma has a Gengarite, which allows X to Mega Evolve it into Mega Gengar.
  • While confronting Essentia, X's Rute and Y's Solsol are given their respective Mega Stones, allowing them to Mega Evolve into Mega Pinsir and Mega Absol respectively.
  • Both X's Salamè and Blue's Charizard Mega Evolved into Mega Charizard X and Mega Charizard Y respectively, after defeating Xerosic's Pokémon.
  • After reuniting with Blaine, Mewtwo gained the ability to Mega Evolve into both Mega Mewtwo X and Y. Due to their bond, Mewtwo is able to Mega Evolve more than once per battle.

In the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter, the role of Mega Evolution was diminished but its accessibility continued to be confined to a selected number of Trainers.


In the TCG

Mega Evolution is featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game as MegaPokémonEX. They were added as a new mechanic to the game in the XY expansion as an evolution of Pokémon-EX cards. Mega Evolving a Pokémon immediately ends a player's turn.

MegaPokémonEX tend to have much higher HP and more powerful attacks than regular PokémonEX. Currently, all of them have exactly one attack. Uniquely, the artwork of MegaPokémonEX feature their attack's name printed in a stylized design on the card as part of the artwork itself. This name is displayed in Japanese, except for Japanese and Korean cards where the name is displayed in English. (Some special Japanese UR variant cards keep the name printed in Japanese instead of English.)

Like all PokémonEX, a player who defeats a MegaPokémonEX takes two Prize Cards instead of one.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Mega PokémonEX
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
MegaVenusaurEX Grass XY Rare Holo ex 2/146 Collection X RR 002/060
Evolutions Rare Holo ex 2/108 Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary RR 002/087
Evolutions Rare Ultra 100/108 Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary SR 089/087
MegaBlastoiseEX Water XY Rare Holo ex 30/146 Collection Y RR 015/060
Evolutions Rare Holo ex 22/108 Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary RR 022/087
Evolutions Rare Ultra 102/108 Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary SR 093/087
MegaCharizardEX Fire Flashfire Rare Holo ex 13/106 M Charizard-EX Mega Battle Deck   002/021
Flashfire Rare Secret 107/106 Wild Blaze UR 088/080
Evolutions Rare Holo ex 13/108 Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary RR 013/087
Evolutions Rare Ultra 101/108 Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary SR 091/087
MegaCharizardEX Dragon Flashfire Rare Holo ex 69/106 Wild Blaze RR 055/080
Flashfire Rare Secret 108/106 Wild Blaze UR 089/080
MegaKangaskhanEX Colorless Flashfire Rare Holo ex 79/106 Wild Blaze RR 065/080
Flashfire Rare Secret 109/106 Wild Blaze UR 090/080
      Premium Champion Pack   094/131
MegaHeracrossEX Grass Furious Fists Rare Holo ex 5/111 Rising Fist RR 005/096
Furious Fists Rare Secret 112/111 Rising Fist UR 104/096
MegaLucarioEX Fighting Furious Fists Rare Holo ex 55/111 Rising Fist RR 053/096
Furious Fists Rare Secret 113/111 Rising Fist UR 105/096
      Premium Champion Pack   075/131
      The Best of XY   063/171
Miscellaneous Promotional cards   55a/111 The Best of XY   176/171
MegaManectricEX Lightning Phantom Forces Rare Holo ex 24/119 Phantom Gate RR 024/088
Phantom Forces Rare Secret 120/119 Phantom Gate UR 096/088
      Premium Champion Pack   043/131
      The Best of XY   035/171
Miscellaneous Promotional cards   24a/119 The Best of XY   174/171
MegaGengarEX Psychic Phantom Forces Rare Holo ex 35/119 Phantom Gate RR 034/088
Phantom Forces Rare Secret 121/119 Phantom Gate UR 097/088
      Premium Champion Pack   049/131
MegaGengarEX Psychic XY Black Star Promos   XY166 XY-P Promotional cards   079/XY-P
MegaMetagrossEX Metal XY Black Star Promos   XY35 XY-P Promotional cards   102/XY-P
MegaDiancieEX Fairy XY Black Star Promos   XY44 XY-P Promotional cards   093/XY-P
MegaAggronEX Metal Primal Clash Rare Holo ex 94/160 Gaia Volcano RR 046/070
Primal Clash Rare Ultra 154/160 Gaia Volcano SR 076/070
MegaGardevoirEX Fairy Primal Clash Rare Holo ex 106/160 Tidal Storm RR 051/070
Primal Clash Rare Ultra 156/160 Tidal Storm SR 076/070
Generations Rare Ultra RC31/RC32 PokéKyun Collection RR 020/032
MegaGalladeEX Psychic Roaring Skies Rare Holo ex 35/108 Emerald Break RR 031/078
Roaring Skies Rare Ultra 100/108 Emerald Break SR 081/078
MegaLatiosEX Dragon Roaring Skies Rare Holo ex 59/108 Emerald Break RR 049/078
Roaring Skies Rare Ultra 102/108 Emerald Break SR 083/078
MegaRayquazaEX Dragon Roaring Skies Rare Holo ex 61/108 M Rayquaza-EX Mega Battle Deck   006/018
MegaRayquazaEX Colorless Roaring Skies Rare Holo ex 76/108 Emerald Break RR 062/078
Roaring Skies Rare Ultra 105/108 Emerald Break SR 086/078
      Premium Champion Pack   097/131
      XY-P Promotional cards   272/XY-P
      The Best of XY   105/171
MegaAbsolEX Darkness XY Black Star Promos   XY63 XY-P Promotional cards   XY-P
MegaBlazikenEX Fire XY Black Star Promos   XY86 XY-P Promotional cards   138/XY-P
MegaSwampertEX Water XY Black Star Promos   XY87 XY-P Promotional cards   XY-P
MegaSceptileEX Grass Ancient Origins Rare Holo ex 8/98 Bandit Ring RR 008/081
Ancient Origins Rare Ultra 85/98 Bandit Ring SR 083/081
      Premium Champion Pack   007/131
      The Best of XY   007/171
MegaAmpharosEX Lightning Ancient Origins Rare Holo ex 28/98 Bandit Ring RR 028/081
Ancient Origins Rare Ultra 88/98 Bandit Ring SR 086/081
MegaTyranitarEX Darkness Ancient Origins Rare Holo ex 43/98 Bandit Ring RR 043/081
Ancient Origins Rare Ultra 92/98 Bandit Ring SR 090/081
MegaRayquazaEX Colorless Ancient Origins Rare Ultra 98/98 Bandit Ring UR 095/081
MegaHoundoomEX Fire BREAKthrough Rare Holo ex 22/162 Red Flash RR 010/059
BREAKthrough Rare Ultra 154/162 Red Flash SR 061/059
MegaGlalieEX Water BREAKthrough Rare Holo ex 35/162 Blue Shock RR 015/059
BREAKthrough Rare Ultra 156/162 Blue Shock SR 061/059
MegaMewtwoEX Psychic BREAKthrough Rare Holo ex 63/162 Blue Shock RR 026/059
BREAKthrough Rare Ultra 159/162 Blue Shock SR 063/059
      Premium Champion Pack   051/131
MegaMewtwoEX Psychic BREAKthrough Rare Holo ex 64/162 Red Flash RR 026/059
BREAKthrough Rare Ultra 160/162 Red Flash SR 063/059
      Premium Champion Pack   052/131
      The Best of XY   043/171
MegaAerodactylEX Fighting XY Black Star Promos   XY98 XY-P Promotional cards   183/XY-P
MegaMawileEX Fairy XY Black Star Promos   XY104 XY-P Promotional cards   186/XY-P
MegaGyaradosEX Water BREAKpoint Rare Holo ex 27/122 Rage of the Broken Heavens RR 019/080
BREAKpoint Rare Ultra 115/122 Rage of the Broken Heavens SR 082/080
MegaScizorEX Metal BREAKpoint Rare Holo ex 77/122 Rage of the Broken Heavens RR 058/080
BREAKpoint Rare Ultra 120/122 Rage of the Broken Heavens SR 087/080
MegaVenusaurEX Grass Generations Rare Holo ex 2/83 BREAK Starter Pack   002/072
MegaCharizardEX Fire Generations Rare Holo ex 12/83 BREAK Starter Pack   011/072
MegaBlastoiseEX Water Generations Rare Holo ex 18/83 BREAK Starter Pack   074/072
MegaAlakazamEX Psychic Fates Collide Rare Holo ex 26/124 Awakening Psychic King RR 024/078
Fates Collide Rare Ultra 118/124 Awakening Psychic King SR 081/078
      The Best of XY   041/171
MegaAltariaEX Fairy Fates Collide Rare Holo ex 69/124 Awakening Psychic King RR 054/078
Fates Collide Rare Ultra 121/124 Awakening Psychic King SR 084/078
MegaAudinoEX Colorless Fates Collide Rare Holo ex 85/124 M Audino-EX Mega Battle Deck   012/026
MegaBeedrillEX Grass XY Black Star Promos   XY158 Premium Champion Pack   002/131
MegaGarchompEX Dragon XY Black Star Promos   XY168 XY-P Promotional cards   XY-P
MegaSteelixEX MetalFighting Steam Siege Rare Holo ex 68/114 Fever-Burst Fighter RR 033/054
Steam Siege Rare Ultra 109/114 Fever-Burst Fighter SR 057/054
MegaGardevoirEX FairyPsychic Steam Siege Rare Holo ex 79/114 Cruel Traitor RR 039/054
Steam Siege Rare Ultra 112/114 Cruel Traitor SR 057/054
      The Best of XY   092/171
MegaSalamenceEX Dragon XY Black Star Promos   XY171 XY-P Promotional cards   257/XY-P
MegaSlowbroEX Water Evolutions Rare Holo ex 27/108 XY-P Promotional cards   263/XY-P
MegaPidgeotEX Colorless Evolutions Rare Holo ex 65/108 Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary RR 063/087
Evolutions Rare Ultra 105/108 Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary SR 097/087
MegaCameruptEX Fire XY Black Star Promos   XY198 The Best of XY   013/171
Miscellaneous Promotional cards   XY198a The Best of XY   172/171
MegaSharpedoEX Darkness XY Black Star Promos   XY200 The Best of XY   071/171
Miscellaneous Promotional cards   XY200a The Best of XY   178/171


  • There is at least one Mega-Evolved Pokémon of every type: Psychic has the most (with ten), while Ice and Electric have the fewest (with two each).
  • Gardevoir and Gallade are the only Pokémon capable of Mega Evolution that are in the same evolutionary family.
  • Only Pokémon which cannot evolve further are capable of Mega Evolution.
  • With base stat totals of 780, Mega Mewtwo X, Mega Mewtwo Y, and Mega Rayquaza have the highest base stat totals of any obtainable Pokémon. Eternamax Eternatus has the highest base stat total of all Pokémon at 1125, but cannot be used by the player.
    • In addition, Mega Mewtwo Y has the highest base Special Attack of all Pokémon at 194, and Mega Mewtwo X has the highest base Attack of all Pokémon at 190. Mega Mewtwo X also has the highest base stat increase of all Mega Evolutions, its Attack stat being boosted by 80 upon the process.
  • Aggron is the only dual-type Pokémon to become single-type upon Mega Evolving, going from Steel/Rock-type to pure Steel-type.
  • The only Pokémon with multiple Mega Evolutions are Charizard and Mewtwo, which have two each. In both cases, the first ones to be revealed were the Y versions.
    • In addition, both of their Y Mega Evolutions kept their original type(s), while both of their X Mega Evolutions changed or added their secondary type.
    • Also, in both cases, the X Mega Evolution is more physically-oriented (with a higher Attack and/or Defense), while the Y Mega Evolution is more specially-oriented (with a higher Special Attack and/or Special Defense).
  • Rayquaza is the only Pokémon that does not require a Mega Stone to Mega Evolve in the core series games, instead being required to know Dragon Ascent.
    • This makes Rayquaza the only Pokémon that can have a different held item while Mega Evolved, since Mega Stones cannot be taken off their proper holder during battle.
    • In Pokémon Shuffle Rayquaza needs the player to get the Meteorite for it to Mega Evolve.
  • Mega Latias and Mega Latios are programmed into Pokémon X and Y; as a result, they are not banned by the Kalos rules from battles, and their Mega Stones are not banned from trades between Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire and X or Y, despite being otherwise unavailable in those games.
  • The Japanese and Korean logos for Pokémon X and Y include the Mega Evolution sigil.
  • In an interview with the Nintendo Dream magazine, Ken Sugimori stated that Flygon was intended to get a Mega Evolution in Pokémon X and Y, but the idea was dropped due to him experiencing artist's block.
  • In the Pokémon X and Y demo, the message "An immense rare power has risen in Mewtwo" would be displayed before Mega Evolving. In the final game, the message displayed is "<Pokémon>'s <Mega Stone> is reacting to <Trainer>'s <Key Stone item>!" Additionally, Mega Mewtwo Y is referred to as simply Mega Mewtwo.
  • Slowbro is the only Pokemon to have both a Mega Evolved form and a regional form.
  • Sableye and Mawile are tied for the lowest base stat total of all Mega-Evolving Pokémon, with 380, followed by Beedrill (395), Medicham (410), and Audino (445).
    • Those with the highest base stat totals of all Mega-Evolving Pokémon are, of course, Mewtwo and Rayquaza, with 680 (exactly 300 greater than the lowest), followed by Tyranitar, Salamence, Metagross, Latias, Latios, Garchomp, and Diancie, all with 600.

In other languages

Language Title
Albania Flag.png Albanian Mega Evolucion
Chinese Cantonese 超級進化 Chīukāp Jeunfa *
超進化 Chīu Jeunfa *
Mandarin 超級進化 / 超级进化 Chāojí Jìnhuà *
超進化 / 超进化 Chāo Jìnhuà *
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Mega evoluce
Denmark Flag.png Danish Megaudvikling
Mega Udvikling
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Mega Evolutie (Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon website, XY002-XY034)
Mega-evolutie (XY043-present)
Finland Flag.png Finnish Megakehitys (anime)
Megaevoluutio (TCGO)
France Flag.png French Méga-Évolution
Germany Flag.png German Mega-Entwicklung
Greece Flag.png Greek Μέγα Εξέλιξης Méga Exélixis
Israel Flag.png Hebrew מגה התפתחות Mega Hitpatkhut
India Flag.png Hindi Mega Evolution
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Mega evolúció
Mega Fejlődés
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Evolusi Mega
Mega Evolusi
Italy Flag.png Italian Megaevoluzione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 메가진화 Mega Jinhwa
Malaysia Flag.png Malaysian Evolusi Mega
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Megautvikling
Poland Flag.png Polish Megaewolucja
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Megaevolução (XY096-present, TCG, Pokémon Characters Guidebook)
Mega Evolução (XY002-XY068)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal MegaEvolução
Russia Flag.png Russian Мега-Эволюция Mega-Evolyutsiya (Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon website, anime)
Мега Эволюция Mega Evolyutsiya
Мегаэволюция Megaevolyutsiya
Spain Flag.png Spanish Megaevolución
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Mega-utveckling
Thailand Flag.png Thai วิวัฒนาการร่างเมก้า Wiwatthanakan Rang Mega
วิวัฒนาการเมก้า Wiwatthanakan Mega
เมก้าชินกะ Mega Shinka
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Mega Evrim
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Tiến Hóa Mega

See also